Community Programs in the School of MedicineTitle: Hair, Heart and Health
Description: Hair, Heart and Health (HHH) was launched in Baltimore in early 2006. It is a collaboration of the University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Medicine, the school's Community Health Awareness and Monitoring Program (CHAMP) and CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield.
Under the leadership of SOM professor and cardiologist, Dr. Elijah Saunders, HHH utilizes trained barbers and stylists as well as CHAMP outreach workers to deliver the program in selected barber shops and hair salons.
The barbers and stylists learn how to take a blood pressure measurement, how to provide counseling and medical referrals as indicated by the screening results, and present tips on dietary and lifestyle changes.
Ina Glenn Smith
Community Served: Citywide
Services Provided: Health education,Nutrition,Screenings/Referral
Client type: Adults,Elderly
Physical Location: Off Campus
School System Served: NA
Office Location: not applicable
Service Location: varies
Program Timeframe: Continuous